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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A thick creamy head sits atop the opaque blackness of this traditional dry Irish Stout. Roasted chocolate and coffee notes make this beer a great treat.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5607) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Had at their St Cloud Mn location. Dark brown appearance - very thick mocha colored head with good lacing. Has a very good smoky roasted flavor and aroma. Faint coffee and chocolate notes come through in the flavor and aroma. All in all - pretty impressed with my visit to Granite City - seems to be a formidable brewpub.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2560) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Tap @ brewpub in Maple Grove, MN. Black color with a creamy cascading light brown head. Good robust roasted malts flavors with a smooth dry finish. A nice long aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Dark with a nice thick, lasting head. Sweet and lightly roasty, some nicotine and peat. A bit oddly tangy. Nice full palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3509) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
On tap at the Ft. Wayne Indiana pub. Dark beer with a thin lasting khaki foam on top. Subtle chocolate and coffee nose. Very smooth beer with lots of roasted grains, bitter chocolate and sweetened coffee flavors. I got an almost smoked bacon taste. Not bad for trucked in wort.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Dark brown with almost no head. Grainy roasted coffee and chocolate aroma and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2012
Aroma chocolate jet black color with tan head and lacing. Taste is dry, but not as dry as a Guinness. Best at granite city, but even this was a middle of the road stout. Very low hops, chocolate and very low sweetness. Would have again though

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Sampled at the Davenport, IA location. Pours a dark brown, with a small tan head. Aromas of faint chocolate with some roasted malts. Flavor isn’t as big as I like, a little chocolate/coffee and some mild hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Very drinkable, lots of rich creamy texture, with some dark malt chocolate and caramel, with some chicory notes, and a light bit of roasted coffee acidity. Pretty dry and bitter in the finish, a solid stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2008
25 oz draft - Pours very dark brown with a thin, long lasting tan head. It has a mild aroma of roast malt and some hops. The dark roast malt flavor has a good hops balance and a dry finish. It’s a little thin, but not too bad. Give it some time. Like most bars and brewpubs, they serve it too cold. I rather enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1637) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Surprisingly decent. Thin, dry and easy to drink. Nice roasted malt profile, just a tiny amount of coffee bitterness.


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